An Ethic of Protecting Your Family, Marriage, and Home (The Lovells)

The Lovells are fighters for truth and protectors of people. John Lovell is the founder of the Warrior Poet Society — a values-based community dedicated to physical protection, the pursuit of truth, and living for higher purpose. John is a war veteran and a former member of Special Operations, having served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion with numerous combat tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan.…

Crushing Comparison

It seems natural to compare ourselves to others. As humans, we compare appearances, careers, marriages, and even spouses. Society encourages it. The chief problem of comparisons is that they’re usually based on romanticized half-truths. Most often when we compare, we base expectations of ourselves on standards that aren’t accurate – they’re perceived. We’d love your help! If our ministry has helped you, we’d be honored if…

Battling Discouragement in Life and Marriage

Looking inward is just about the worst way to handle ongoing discouragement in life and marriage. Instead, we must look to Christ and God’s Word to realign our downcast hearts with the promises afforded us in the Gospel. As a married couple, you can also help each other by reminding one another about the never-fading goodness in Christ. We hope this episode encourages you, especially…

Out of the Dust (Chris and Stephanie Teague)

Chris and Stephanie lived the ideal romantic story. They were highschool sweethearts, they loved each other, and they shared a love and devotion for God. Everything changed when Chris lost his faith, left Stephanie, and filed for divorce. They thought they had reached the end of their story, but God had other plans. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our…

Enduring Friendship, Enduring Marriage

Your friendship is one of the pillars of your marriage. But could it be that our view of friendship (in modern culture) could be having negative effects on our view of the marital covenant? In this week’s episode, we discuss what the Bible teaches and shows us about marriage and contrast what we learn against the prevalent view in culture today. We enjoyed it, and…

Are Your Words Off-Limits, Unhelpful, or Wise?

Is it me or is marriage is just another word for “endlessly learning to communicate”? Agreed, there is so much more to marriage than communication, but how many marital issues would be erased or solved if we just learned to communicate healthier? As a husband and wife team, it’s important to establish healthy communication ground rules. The Fierce Marriage Podcast: Note: We recently recorded a…

Abortion, Birth Control, IVF, and Babies (Adam and Chelsea Griffin)

Adam and Chelsea Griffin are a force for life. Adam is a pastor and podcaster in the Dallas area and Chelsea is a Labor & Delivery nurse. In this special episode of the Fierce Marriage podcast, we talked with Adam and Chelsea about all things “life”, especially in terms of abortion, birth control, IVF, and God’s desire for children in the family. Today’s conversation was…

3 Ground Rules for Experiencing Real Honesty with Your Spouse

Recently I walked out to our deck and began flailing my arms uncontrollably. I’m positive I looked like an idiot. Why, you ask? Two words: spider web. As I stepped outside I felt that familiar, sticky feeling all over my arms and face. The more I moved, the more I felt it. In about half a second I transformed from a calm, collected, adult man…

Burn the Ships!

Marriage is designed to be a covenantal relationship that far exceeds any other relational construct. It’s immensely important and incredibly beautiful as God designed it. In this episode we talked about the bigness and depth of what it means to live in a covenantal marriage. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free to check out our other podcast episodes here. We’d love your help!…

Becoming a “Family Team” (Jefferson and Alyssa Bethke)

Family is the first and most important institution created by God, yet we often live by default instead of by design. In today’s episode, we spoke with Jeff and Alyssa Bethke about their passion for Family Teams, what that term means, and how to celebrate the importance of being a family through rhythms of rest and celebration. The Fierce Marriage Podcast:  Please feel free…